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Celebrating our Communities! - VIDEO PLN

  • 1.  Celebrating our Communities! - VIDEO PLN

    Posted 20-08-2021 06:31 PM
    Edited by Elke Stappert 20-08-2021 06:32 PM

    Hello TESOLers!

    We're so glad you're here. Here's a little about us:

    We, the Video PLN, want to focus on three areas to address the growing importance of video as a learning and teaching tool in classrooms and online: 

    1. facilitate communication among teachers
    2. provide resources and video-related teaching tips
    3. produce professional development videos for teachers, including how to create online videos

    Or so it says in our mission statement. We haven't gotten as much feedback as we'd like yet about what you want to see here and how we can help and collaborate. Suggestions, questions, ideas are always welcome. You'll find us here on TESOL and in our Facebook Group: TESOLVideoPLN.

    But: We will post our first "5 teaching tips" video on our TESOL YouTube playlist in early September. Topic: Vocabulary.
    Here's one of the videos as a preview - LINK. It's temporarily on my YouTube Channel, we'll move it to TESOL's YouTube with the final video. 

    We are looking for feedback and possibly more people on our team: social media wizards, video aficionados, and editors. So far "we" are Ivana Ferguson, Lianne Smith, and myself.

    Brief origin story: The Video PLN is a continuation of VDMIS-IS, the Video and Digital Media Interest Section. We renamed our TESOL YouTube Channel to Video PLN. If you have a moment, check out some of our previous "how-to" videos HERE. 

    We would love to hear from you and will also check out the other PLN's posts in the next few days. I already saw a lot of interesting things like the NNEST-IS presentation and the new Womentorship PLN Video.

    Have a good weekend,


    Elke Stappert

    Video PLN

    Video PLN Co-Chair

    NYS TESOL Adult Education Co-Chair

    Elke Stappert - Video PLN
    ESOL and Literacy Teacher @ The New York Public Library
    Cat aficionado

  • 2.  RE: Celebrating our Communities! - VIDEO PLN

    Posted 22-08-2021 04:54 PM
    Dear Elke,

    Thank you for putting together this much needed initiative! I think the restructured PLN will promote an intentional and socially conscious use of technology and video in the classroom.

    I look forward to learning from this community!


    Ching-Ching Lin, Ed.D
    TESOL/Bilingual Education Instructor
    NYS TESOL President-Elect, 2020-2021